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40 days later Trump admits: No Comey tapes


We're going to have to see, I mean, we're going to have to see in terms. When pressed, the White House pointed to a series of media reports suggesting that Trump's associateds were under surveillance from the intelligence community and former House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes claimed that either the president or his associates were identified in NSA transcripts of conversations among foreign nationals. Read More »

It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

Beyond the scouting, strategy and suspense of teams trying to select the right player for their slot in the NBA Draft , a spate of trades spiced up the proceedings at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday. "Sometimes I'll be on the ball, sometimes I'll be off". After just one year at Washington , the 6-foot-5 point guard will joint Philly, after the team acquired the pick in a deal with the Boston Celtics days earlier. Read More »

Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'


It could hurt local efforts to recruit candidates to take on U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, and U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, an Okeechobee Republican whose district includes Southern Sarasota County. When the presidential race ended in a historic upset, resulting in the election of a president who stands in opposition to the values they view as most important, they lost faith in the predictions and assumptions of those party leaders. Read More »

Miyazato hits 1-over-par 72 on US LPGA Tour return


But Reid was unable to continue the momentum and dropped shots on her closing stretch to finish with a six-under par, 65 to sit two-strokes back of Park. She used a 9-iron on the 135-yard hole, hitting it just past the flag before it spun back and rolled into the hole. The morning looked to belong to another rookie, Mel Reid , who made birdie on five of her first seven holes. Read More »

At statewide vigils, protesters press Toomey on health care bill


American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 22, 2017. Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

Lonzo Ball was officially in the National Basketball Association for mere minutes, having just been drafted No. 2 overall Thursday by the Lakers , when his father was at it again. Long before the first one-and-done prospect even declared this year, National Basketball Association executives were salivating over the crop of point guards, including Fultz, Ball, De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky, Dennis Smith Jr. Read More »

North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Pyongyang said they arrested Warmbier as he was boarding his flight home because he had attempted to steal a propaganda banner. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that North Korea would be held accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment" and demanded the release of three other Americans now in North Korean custody. Read More »

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

Trump has 32.7 million followers on Twitter to Modi's 30.9 million, but he trails the Indian leader by a wide margin on Facebook - with 23.6 million followers to Modi's 41.7 million. "Nevertheless, as a result of India's persistent failure to enact market-based reforms and resolve significant and discriminatory impediments to trade and investment, the US- India economic relationship severely underperforms". Read More »

Office of profit case: Setback for AAP MLAs


Earlier on Friday, the Election Commission of India had rejected the plea of AAP to drop office of profit case against them. In 2015, the AAP government passed an amendment to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997, to exempt the post of Parliamentary Secretary from the definition of office of profit with retrospective effect. Read More »

Chance Of A Shower Saturday Followed By Afternoon Sunshine


This is due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moving in from the south and meeting up with a cold front approaching from the northwest. Any storms will come with locally heavy rainfall in this soon-to-be-tropical environment. Highs will dip into the mid-70s by Tuesday before we rebound briefly through the end of the week. The heavy rain and strong winds should be out of the area by Saturday , making way for a nice weekend of low humidity and seasonable temperatures. Read More »

Whole Foods CEO calls Amazon buyout a "courtship"

The Amazon deal was struck after the companies agreed that John Mackey would remain Whole Foods' chief executive. Mackey said mutual friends set the companies up on a "blind date" in Seattle about six weeks ago, and executives immediately hit it off. Read More »

State Budget Passes, Marijuana Bill Blocked


Communications Director for 'Yes on 4′, Jim Borgazani, explains what will happen if the House and Senate can't reach a compromise. The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday calling for revisions to the state voter-approved recreational marijuana law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House , which just a day earlier backed a more far-reaching overhaul . Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

In a separate statement, Paul said he'll oppose the bill "in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations". The Senate bill's real-world impact is still unknown, but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to provide an estimate early next week. Read More »

Srikanth in Australian Open final


He will now face the victor of the match between China's Chen Long andKorea's Lee Hyun Il in the final. So far, Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have won the Australian Open - in 2014 and 2016 - but Srikanth would have a shot at registering his name in history when he takes on either reigning Olympic champion Chen Long of China or South Korea's Lee Hyun Il in the final on Sunday. Read More »

Breast-feeding May Lower Women's Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke


The long-term gains on cardiovascular wellness , however, remained mostly unclear. " Pregnancy causes major changes to a woman's metabolism as she stores fat to provide the energy necessary for her baby's growth and for breastfeeding once the baby is born", lead author Sanne Peters, an epidemiologist at the University of Oxford, explained. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick

The Sixers went 28-54 last season. Fultz averaged 23.2 points last season, tops among freshmen, and added 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game, the only Division I player to reach those stats. Presumably, that Instagram post would've gone up regardless of who drafted him, which is a nice behind-the-scenes look into how every pick who said he always dreamed of playing for his new team, which, by the way, has the best fans in the world, may not have been all that honest on Thursday. Read More »

Flash Flood Watch issued as Cindy makes its way to the Mid


Widespread showers and Thunderstorms are moving through parts of the area Friday and some could produce up to 2 inches of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect as Cindy marches through the Mid-South. Friday could also bring an isolated severe storm. Weather service flood warnings covered most of the southern two-thirds of the state, with more than 3 inches of rainfall having accumulated in some places by midday - and minor flooding expected along some in rivers. Read More »

1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

Tropical storm Cindy moved inland near the Louisiana-Texas border on Thursday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and life-threatening conditions over the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. "It's not wind, it's rain we're concerned about", said Greg Flynn with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. With the possibility of continued rainfall, the service also said conditions could produce shallow coastal flooding around high tide Thursday evening, particularly along the lower SC coast. Read More »

Envoys Celebrate Third International Yoga Day in New Delhi


Urging people to make yoga as integral a part of their lives as common salt, he said: "Earlier, yoga was performed only by saints". He said Yoga's popularity is high even outside India; and Yoga has connected the world with India. Yoga has always been an integral part of the Indian culture. Social media was flooded with pictures of yoga, the country's signature cultural export, being performed in various places including an Indian Navy submarine and the landing deck of an aircraft carrier. Read More »

Waco kids get free summer meals


Summer programs are located at approved sites that are either in low-income areas or serve a group of children, most of whom are low-income. "I like the spaghetti the best, and when they have chocolate milk". Locally, the Summer Meals Program will be operated at sites in Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Simi Valley, state education officials announced Tuesday. Read More »

GOP's challenge: Finding votes for Senate health care bill


The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to issue its analysis of the bill early next week. But Mr. Heller did not rule out ultimately voting for a version of the bill. Kasich was part of a group of Republican and Democratic governors who wrote a letter last week to Senate leaders calling for them to work in a bipartisan way to revamp the nation's complex health insurance policies. Read More »

Spurs willing to deal LaMarcus Aldridge for top-10 pick


Savannah returns home tonight to host Florence with the game time set for 7:05 p.m. LaMarcus faced heavy criticism this post-season when the Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard went down to injury during the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in game one. Read More »

US Senate Unveils Health Care Bill

Because of this, I can not support it as now drafted, and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate . There's a little bit of competition in what prices come forward, but not really with the consumer involved. Senators from Ohio, West Virginia and other states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare are concerned about cutting constituents off health care, particularly as their regions reel from the opiate addiction crisis. Read More »

All Blacks expect to win, says confident Read


With 14 wins in their last 15 Tests―only Ireland have knocked them off their perch―the All Blacks are in sensational form. The Lions are led by Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony, who completes the back row alongside Sean O'Brien and Faletau. Read More »

Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window


The boy fell from a window in a home on Marlboro Street, about 16 feet onto concrete below. The boy's great uncle, Luis Estrada , tells WCVB-TV that the 2-year-old takes the stuffed animal with him everywhere. 'I thank God for everything; he was watching over us. "When we're cleaning, playing, I never let him go by them". Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes tweeted a photo of the cow, per Fox News . Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft


Adding to the intrigue is all the rumors flying around, including the shocking reports in recent days that the New York Knicks are not ruling out trading Kristaps Porzingis , which would likely require a top pick in this year's draft. "They've been coming through my phone with the ESPN app", Kentucky guard Malik Monk said. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Read More »

Walmart Telling Some Vendors To Stop Using Amazon's Web Services


Walmart reportedly has asked some of its vendors to ditch Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run applications, according to The Wall Street Journal . Snowflake only runs on Amazon Web Services. "They influence their vendors, which has an influence on us", Muglia said. "The nudge from Wal-Mart has been pretty consistent", said Judson Althoff, executive vice president in charge of Microsoft's global sales to business customers. Read More »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit


May's proposals at an European Union summit were a carefully timed gesture days after talks began on Britain's departure. May also promised to cut the burdensome bureaucracy such paperwork can involve, the official said. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel , however, said the will of the British people who voted in a June 2016 referendum to leave the bloc had to be respected. Read More »

Casey, Toomey, Wolf react to Senate Republican health plan

Despite McConnell's positive reinforcement, many Republican senators were not immediately sold on the draft legislation after a closed-door briefing Thursday morning. The bill is an attempt to strike a compromise between the ACA and a measure passed by the GOP-controlled House in May. We need a legislative process that is patient-focused, inclusive, bipartisan, honest and open. Read More »

More legal fight ahead over Mississippi LGBT law


While the appeal decision could allow HB 1523 to become law, LGBTQ people may still have an opportunity to stop legalized discrimination . Plaintiffs could appeal to the full 5th Circuit to hear the case or appeal to the U.S. Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom were part of the legal team supporting Gov. Bryant and the law. Joshua Generation MCC Pastor Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear, a plaintiff on the brief, along with the congregation, said she is disappointed in the court's decision. Read More »